SOAS University of London

School of Law

Queering International Law

Dianne Otto, Vanja Hamzic & Rahul Rao

Date: 19 September 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 19 September 2018Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SWLT

Type of Event: Book Launch

With Authors: Dianne Otto, Vanja Hamzić
Reader’s Response: Grietje Baars
Chair: Emily Jones

This ground-breaking collection reflects the growing momentum of interest in the international legal community in meshing the insights of queer legal theory with those critical theories that have a much longer genealogy – notably postcolonial and feminist analyses. Beyond the push in the human rights field to ensure respect for the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, queer legal theory provides a means to examine the structural assumptions and conceptual architecture that underpin the normative framework and operation of international law, highlighting bias and blind spots and offering fresh perspectives and practical innovations.